When you think of a home, the first thing that strikes you are its floors and walls. That’s exactly why it is important to choose the right kinds, and what better than Orientbell to cater to your needs. Stone layouts are a great way to enhance the aesthetics of your home, while upping its class and vibrance. After all, is there anything better than functionality with style?
Even when going for stone tiles, there’s a lot that needs to be taken care of. You could go for materials such as marble, sandstone, granite, limestone, travertine that look great and at the same time, are equally durable. For the uninitiated, these stones are graded and then valued, based on how porous they are. For instance, sandstone has the highest rate of absorption, whereas granite has the lowest. And the reason why the porosity is important is because that decides whether it must be put out indoors or outdoors. Oxidation is another critical factor that decides the quality of a stone tile.
Whatever be your need, Orientbell’s range of stone tiles will serve your purpose. You pick the best, and let them do the rest! Plus the stone tile price is so affordable and easy on the pocket, making sure you do not have to kill your desires!
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You may get a little confused when you go for natural stone tiles, the variety is sure to make your head go dizzy! But worry not, because we are here to tell you all about it. At Orientbell, you can find sandstone and limestone tiles, and not many know, but these are known as stone cladding tiles. Sandstone tiles are made up of various materials, most common being quartz or feldspar, and thanks to its strength and durability, they can handle any kind of wear and tear. One can also pick limestone tiles that are crafted from calcium carbonate, and keep the temperatures low. With its range of advantages, it comes as no surprise that these two varieties are the most commonly used stone tiles.
There’s also a big reason why stone cladding is becoming increasingly popular today. For one, it makes a space look classy to another level, and delays the wear and tear that takes place over time. But there’s one thing that you must take care of - since natural stones absorb moisture quickly, it is essential that a sealing coat is applied on top, so that no damage takes place. What generally happens is that a polished stone tile, say for instance marble, can be prone to scratches, but once a protective layer is applied, the damage reduces in no time.
There are many more advantages of stone cladding that you might not have heard of too! Interestingly, natural stone tiles, say those of limestone, keep the house cool, so you don’t need to be dependent on those air-conditioners all day long. The best part is these tiles are not just known for their looks, but they also are environment-friendly.
Even when it comes to looks, they are far superior and unique than other tiles. That’s because each of the tiles has a distinct look that is unmatched. When it comes to limestone and sandstone tiles, they have such attractive qualities that are sure to win you over. The former can make any dark room vibrant, while the latter looks classy and adds a luxurious touch to any space.
Below are the answers to some of the most commonly asked questions!
How do I seal natural stone tiles?
As mentioned above, natural stone tiles are porous in nature, which is why it is important to apply a sealant over its surface to reduce the damage. Before sealing, the entire area needs to be covered, and then the sealant has to be applied. That’s not all - the tiles need to be grouted, and left for a while, before being cured. Lastly, a final coat of sealant is applied and then left to dry.
Is stone tile porous?
Not all stone tiles. But there are some like marble and slate that have high porosity and must be sealed after they are installed. When you seal the stone tiling, the pores are covered. That naturally brings down the porosity, and at the same time, helps to clean these tiles.